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This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series continues the story of prickly weapons-master Alberich. Once a heroic Captain in the army of Karse, a kingdom at war with Valdemar, Alberich becomes one of Valdemar's Heralds. Despite prejudice against him, he becomes the personal protector of young Queen Selenay. But can he protect her from the dangers of her own heart?

©2003 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2019 Tantor

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  • J. Linch
  • 18-05-19

Awesome Back Story Filler

First, I am writing this review for both Exile’s Honor and Exile’s Valor, since I think of them as a set. Second, I disagree with Audible’s decision to list the two books as books 4 and 5 in the Heralds of Valdemar series, as these two stories actually pre-date the story in the ‘Arrows of the Queen’ story both chronologically and by actual publish date. ‘Arrows of the Queen’ was the first Valdemar book, the other two were written years later. Having said all that , I lived these two books. They filled in a number of the ‘back stories’ referred to in ‘Arrows of the Queen’, among other Valdemar books and gave much greater ‘life’ to some significant secondary characters from other books. Now, if only Audible could get around to publishing ‘By The Sword’, another one of those ‘bridge’ books between other Valdemar series, one which I believe may be the best Valdemar book ever written.

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  • Sarah, TX
  • 30-04-20

Alberich is a babe

I love alberich's story so much. just make sure you've read some of the other books. this is kind of a prequel to the arrows of the queen books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-04-20

I like the Valdemar Series ... for many years.

How is collegium supposed to be pronounced? That is just about the only problem I have with the narrator. I shudder just about everytime I hear it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

A second world to live in

I stayed awake to finish the second book. The action, intrigue and relationships is so involved, it's so real.

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  • D
  • 29-05-19

good story...

the story was good, the audio quality was top notch, but was not happy with inconsistencies in pronunciations that changed line to line and was not consistent with the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Elizabeth Chilcott
  • 29-05-19

A wonderful series addition

This is one of my favorite series of books. This addition is well fleshed out and fills in some of the gaps historically even if was somewhat predictable plot wise. As always I will be looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • G. M.
  • 15-05-19

Valderma MY FAVORITE

This is about a great hero from another country who is rescued and becomes a Harold with a valent Companion of Valdema. A great leader and trainer for all. I fell in love with his understanding. I love this story and believe you will too not to mention the amazing story .

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